Sharks Se­niors’ clean sweep num­ber three

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Moss­man Port Dou­glas Se­nior Sharks had a clean sweep for the third week in a row on Fri­day night with wins over the Ather­ton Roost­ers in the Re­serves and A grade.

Last week they beat South­ern Suburbs in all grades and the week before that were win­ners in all three grades against Kan­ga­roos.

On Fri­day night, the A grade Sharks de­feated Ather­ton 34-28.

Up un­til Fri­day night the Ather­ton Roost­ers, who sit fourth on the table, had won seven games straight, but they were out-classed by the fifth place Moss­man Sharks who raced to a 22-nil lead in the first 15 min­utes of the match.

Ather­ton fought back in the second half to come within a con­verted try of Moss­man, but the Sharks’ scram­bling de­fence off their try line when un­der pres­sure held firm in the dy­ing min­utes earn­ing them a much de­served win.

But it is not just their solid de­fence that has been win­ning them games: the Sharks have scored 130 points in the last three games.

It was hard to pick a stand­out player as all 17 boys con­trib­uted to the win against Ather­ton.

This Satur­day night they face lad­der-lead­ers In­n­is­fail and with the Sharks’ re­cent form and a home-ground ad­van­tage coach James Doolah said his side is go­ing into this match full of con­fi­dence.

A win against In­n­is­fail could see the Sharks seal a spot in the top five and play fi­nals foot­ball for the first time in a few years, so they are ex­pect­ing a large and vo­cal crowd to cheer the boys on.

The Re­serve grade, un­der the guid­ance of coach Mark Dau, have found some form of late and are still a chance to make the top five.

The C-grade side, who are coached by Garry Mckay, are hold­ing top spot on the lad­der and the way they have been play­ing look cer­tain to re­tain that po­si­tion go­ing into the fi­nals.

As In­n­is­fail do not have a C grade side the first game this Satur­day, Au­gust 13, will be the re­serves at 4.30pm fol­lowed by a Moss­man Ju­nior Sharks game at 6pm which will be a cur­tain-raiser to the main game which kicks off at 6.30pm. Come and support the mighty Sharks.

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